Kozmoz (Alexandros Kosmas) A.K.A Como was born on August 19th, 1993 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Having a high school dropout for a father and a successful business woman for a mother, he grew up in a broken home, confused on what path to take in life. From his early elementary years, he was surrounded and enticed by hip-hop music and the way it stimulated his mind, memorizing lyrics and beats, beat-boxing his favorites. He began recording at the age of 15, covering songs to learn flow, timing, and what it feels like to be in the booth. After his father quit his job, things began spiraling out of control. Fighting, lying, theft, and a compulsive gambling problem lead his father and mother to a violent divorce, and his father to end up in prison. In hopes to ease his pain, he began smoking and drinking, slowly straining his relationship with his mother. After a year and a half of living most high schoolers dream: smoking, drinking, and partying whenever, wherever he wanted, their relationship reached a breaking point. On March 4, 2011 he was pulled out of Matawan high school and sent, unwillingly, to Elements, a wilderness therapy program in Utah, where patients hiked 6 miles a day, had group sessions, and lived overall very simple, rustic lifestyles to "cleanse" themselves of the old habits. After 80 days, he was then sent to Carlbrook, a therapeutic boarding school in Danville, Virginia, to further continue the "cleansing process." Having turned eighteen, he legally signed himself out of therapy on September 22, and was escorted by police to a homeless shelter. He contacted friends through the internet and was able to make his way back to New Jersey. He mended his relationship with his mother, and once again began recording music. After 7 months of working in the booth he dropped his debut mixtape Enjoy Da Ride with 16 tracks on April 20th, 2012, appearing on datpiff.com. His influences mainly include Redman, Method Man, Cam'ron, Vado, and The Wu-Tang Clan, with Redman being foremost. He uses his past experiences and daily life in his beats and rhymes, to create a gritty, rugged east coast sound in his music and lyrics, speaking to those on hard times and good times alike.